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Retail Store of the Year: And the winners are…

BY Marianne Wilson

New York City — The latest jewel in the portfolio of Mexican department store operator Liverpool took top honors in Chain Store Age’s 30th annual Retail Store of the Year design competition. The company’s 319,000-sq.-ft. store in the Mexico City suburb of Interlomas was named Store of the Year and was also the winning entry in the Department Store category.

Here is a complete list of the winning projects, all of which will be featured in the March issue of Chain Store Age and reviewed at its annual SPECS Conference:

  • Retail Store of the Year and Department Store: Liverpool, Interlomas, Mexico (FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati)
  • Soft Lines (up to 5,000 sq. ft.): Wolverine Company Store, Grand Rapids, Mich. (Wolverine Worldwide Retail Group, Rockford, Mich.)
  • Soft Lines (Honorable Mention, up to 5,000 sq. ft.): Ben Sherman, London (Brinkworth, London)
  • Soft Lines (greater than 15,000 sq. ft.): REI, New York City (Callison, Seattle; and Uniqlo, New York City (Gensler, New York)
  • Hard Lines (under 15,000 sq. ft.): La-Z-Boy, Warwick, R.I. (Interbrand Design Forum, Dayton, Ohio
  • Hard Lines (15,000 sq. ft. to 25,000 sq. ft.): Fixtures Living, Costa Mesa, Calif. (Fitch, Columbus, Ohio)
  • Hard Lines (over 25,000 sq. ft.): West Marine, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Bergmeyer Associates, Boston)
  • Drug Store/Convenience Store: Duane Reade, NYC
  • Drug Store/Convenience Store (Honorable Mention): M local, Yorkshire, England (Fitch, London)
  • Discount Store/Mass Merchant: Bob’s Stores (FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati)
  • Specialty Foods: Godiva, New York City (d-ash design, Long Island City, N.Y.)
  • Specialty Foods, (Honorable Mention): PEZ Visitor Center, Orange, Conn. (RGLA Solutions, Schiller Park, Ill.)
  • Supermarket: Harris Teeter, Baltimore (Harris Teeter Markets, Matthews, N.C.)
  • Casual Dining: Giraffas, Miami (FRCH, Cincinnati);
  • Casual Dining (Honorable Mention): Pollo Campero, Webster, Texas (Interbrand Design Forum, Dayton, Ohio)
  • Restaurant: La Birreria, New York City (TPG Architecture, New York)
  • Single Unit: CODA, Los Angeles (Shook Kelley, Los Angeles)
  • In-Store Shop: Mark’s Rain World, Mark’s, Langley, British Columbia (Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Calgary, Alberta)
  • Service: Asian Paints Colour Store, Delhi, India (Fitch, Singapore)
  • Sustainability: TD Bank, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (TD Bank, Mt. Laurel, N.J.)
  • Cashwrap: Chicago Sports Depot, Chicago (RGLA Solutions, Schiller Park, Ill.)
  • Exterior: Liverpool Duty Free, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Gracia Studio, Mexico
  • Exterior (Honorable Mention): Uniqlo, New York City (Gensler, New York City)
  • Exterior (Honorable Mention): Uniqlo, New York

Special Awards

  • Fixture Innovation: Mark’s Rain World, Mark’s, Langley, British Columbia (Eventscape, Toronto; Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Calgary, Alberta)
  • Creative Use of Technology: Asian Paints, Delhi, India (Fitch, Singapore)
    Design & Sustainability Consistency: Safeway (Safeway, Pleasonton, Calif.)
  • Store Redesign: Puma, Paris (plajer & franz studio, Berlin)

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Jersey Gardens deploys 4.8 megawatt rooftop solar power system

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New York City — Glimcher Realty Trust announced the completion of a 4.8-megawatt rooftop solar system at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, N.J. The project, which ranks among the largest rooftop systems in North America, broke ground in June 2011 and began producing power this week.

The Jersey Gardens solar system was designed and installed, and will be maintained, by SunPower Corp. The system uses the SunPower T5 Solar Roof Tile, the solar industry’s first non-penetrating rooftop product that combines a high-efficiency solar panel, frame and mounting system into a single, pre-engineered unit. Tilted at a five-degree angle, the system will approximately double the energy generated per square meter, compared with other systems that are mounted flat onto commercial rooftops.

The project is comprised of more than 15,000 high efficiency SunPower panels, and generates approximately the amount of power required for 564 New Jersey homes. It is expected to generate the equivalent of 11% of the mall’s electrical demand.

Jersey Gardens is the largest outlet mall in New Jersey. It was built by Glimcher Realty Trust in 1999 on the site of a former landfill.

The solar power system at Jersey Gardens was made possible through a partnership with Gerding Edlen Development and Gerding Edlen Sustainable Solutions, a subsidiary of Gerding Edlen and expert in sustainable development, renewable energy and financing.

This project is the result of a power purchase agreement between Glimcher Realty Trust and Clean Focus Corp. Under the agreement, Clean Focus financed and owns the system. All solar renewable energy credits and environmental benefits associated with the system will be owned by Clean Focus. Jersey Gardens will buy the electricity at a predetermined, predictable price, providing a long-term hedge against rising power prices with no initial capital investment.

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Chain Store Age’s 48th annual SPECS Conference will be held March 4-7, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. The industry’s premier retail store development and facilities event, SPECS combines a targeted and comprehensive educational program with a dynamic exhibit floor.

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